Dell Inspiron 6000 - Internal HHD HARD error

April 17, 2011 at 02:44:07
Specs: Windows XP
I keep having the message;

Strike the F1 key to continue, F2 to run the setup utility.

I did both and after running the test and reboot it still have the same message.

What can or should I do?

Please help!!

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April 17, 2011 at 09:25:18
Check your hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostics.
See the latter part of response 1 in this:

If you don't have a floppy drive, you can get a CD image diagnostic utility from most hard drive manufacturer's web sites, but obviously you would need to make a burned CD, preferably a CD-R for best compatibility, on another computer if you need to.


Seagate's Seatools will test any brand of hard drive.
Do the long test.

The bootable Dos versions of SeaTools can be used even if Windows is not working properly.

If the hard drive itself tests okay, any data problems found can be fixed, one way or another.

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